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4:45 PM, Wednesday 25 May 2022 (3 hours 45 minutes)

We propose a rich and colorful inaugural evening, in a mythical place: Dawson Hall, behind St James United Church (1887-1889, Alexander Francis Dunlop, arch.), known as the "Montreal Methodist Cathedral" - with 2000 seats, it was the largest Methodist church in Canada when it was built. Designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1996, it escaped demolition in 1980 when it was classified as a historic monument, and then escaped extinction thanks to an ambitious restoration project, instigated by Reverend Arlen Bonnar, which cleared its façade and a opened it to a new square designed by landscape architect Claude Cormier.

In the first segment of the evening, Taïka Baillargeon, Assistant Director of policy at Héritage Montréal, will present a review of the history of this organization, which has been instrumental in preserving Montréal's built landscape and is a virtual twin of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada, having been founded in 1975.

The second segment of the evening will give way to a tour of the church, led by Luc Noppen.

This will follow a re-launch, in "real life" this time, of the two books published in honor of Malcolm Thurlby (A Medieval legacy) and Luc Noppen (The Architecture of identity). A few short readings and funny videos will enhance these moments.

All of this will be accompanied by cocktails, appetizers, and the beautiful music of the Duo Cordoba who will be with us for the evening.

Who's Attending

Samuel Dubois
PhD Student
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dustin Valen
McGill University
Shannon Bassett
Laurentian University
Jean-Bruno Morissette
Architect / Urban Designer / Chargé de cours Université Laval / PhD Student McGill University
McGill University
Prof. Marc Grignon
Un. Laval
Natalie Jianyi Kopp
M. Arch
University of Waterloo School of Architecture
Sharon Odell
Carleton University Alumni, Art History MA
Prof. Steven Mannell
Dalhousie University
Marie-Paule Macdonald
university of waterloo
Guillaume Ethier
Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM)
Véronique Proteau
architect & Ph.D. candidate
studio in vivo & McGill University
Heather Braiden
Assistant professor
University of Montreal
Joudy Kusaibati
university of waterloo
Katie Filek
PhD Student
University of Toronto
David L.A. Gordon
SURP Queen's University
Jade Manbodh
university of waterloo
Justin Bur
Doctoral candidate
Mayuri Paranthahan
M.Arch. Candidate
University of Waterloo School of Architecture
John Leroux
Curator - Beaverbrook Art Gallery
Stephanie Mah
Creative Director / Heritage Specialist
Aniel Guxholli
McGill University
Candace Iron
Professor of Arts & Humanities; Program Coordinator - Liberal Studies
Humber College
Jonathan Cha
Université de Montréal and Société du parc Jean-Drapeau
Michael Windover
Associate Professor
Carleton University
Magdalena Milosz
PhD Candidate
McGill University
Josée Laplace
Université McGill / CRC en patrimoine urbain
Alberto de Salvatierra
Assistant Professor of Urbanism and Data in Architecture
University of Calgary
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